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eKirjasto


The eLibrary is a website of electronic resources in public libraries. You can search for material by theme, subject heading or by using free-text search. Some of the material in eLibrary are freely available online contents while others require a library card and a PIN number.

Direct links to e-resources:

Books and audiobooks

Biblio


Borrow e-books and e-audiobooks through Biblio. The service has e-books and e-audiobooks in Finnish, Swedish and English, as well as in many other languages such as Arabic, German and Russian.

Instructions for Biblio.

Ellibs

The Ellibs service has books and audiobooks in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Ellibs e-library offers Lingonet’s online language courses for studying Finnish, English, French, Swedish, and German. The support languages for the courses are either Finnish or English. Studying is based on learning by listening, and the courses also include interactive exercises.

Instructions for Ellibs.

Celia

Celia-library has audiobooks for print-disabled readers: persons unable to read standard print due to a physical or cognitive impairment.

Instructions for Celia.

Journals

ePress

ePress provides online access to over 200 Finnish newspapers.

Access ePress on a library computer or on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi.

Instructions for ePress.


PressReader

PressReader is a large international newspaper portal. It provides online access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries and in several languages.

Access PressReader on a library computer, on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi, or from home by following this link to PressReader.

Instructions for PressReader.


eMagz

eMagz provides online access to 11 Finnish magazines: Antiikki ja taide, Et-lehti, Demi, Ihana, Kamera-lehti, Kippari, Me Naiset, Suomen Kuvalehti, Tekniikan Maailma, Tuulilasi, Unelmien Talo & Koti.

Instructions for eMagz.


Films and music

Viddla

You can use the on-demand film streaming service Viddla with your library card and your PIN code. You can watch a maximum of 3 films per month.

Instructions for Viddla.

Naxos Music Library

A comprehensive collection of classical music recordings from hundreds of labels. Naxos Music Library also contains artist and composer biographies, and information about orchestras.

Instructions for Naxos Music Library.

Naxos Music Library Jazz

A wide range of jazz music, from jazz legends to contemporary jazz.

Instructions for Naxos Music Library Jazz.

Dictionaries

RedFox-sanakirjat

RedFox is online language portal including dictionary, grammar, learning, checker and translation.

Instructions for RedFox.

Links to other websites


Project Gutenberg
Free e-books in different languages to download or read online.

National Library’s digital collection
Digitized Finnish newspapers and magazines from 1771 until 1929 as well as other digitized collections.

Children's Library
Offers children's e-books in many languages.

Vaasa
City of Vaasa’s official website.

Finlex
An online database of up-to-date legislative and other judicial information of Finland.

Suomi.fi
Information and services for your life events in Finland.

Statistics Finland
A statistical information package about Finland and Finns.

Instructions for e-resources

Books and audiobooks

The Vaasa city library has two services for e-books and audiobooks, Biblio and Ellibs. Services have both fiction and non-fiction material. You don't have to log in to browse the collection, but you will need a library card and a PIN to borrow books.

The easiest way to read e-books or listen to audiobooks is to use them in a browser. You will need a continuous network connection.

You can also borrow, reserve, read and listen with apps. Download the free apps from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Both apps are named after the service. When you open the Ellibs app, choose Vaasa and Fredrika, and enter your library card number and PIN.

Instructions for Biblio

If you have logged in to Biblio before 1.10.2020, you will need to log in again to be able to borrow e-books and e-audio books. Log out of the app, and when you log in again, select ”Vaasan kaupunginkirjasto – Vasa stadsbibliotek” from the drop-down menu, if you have a Vasa city library card.

Borrow up to 8 e-books or e-audio books per month.

The loan period is 28 days.

Most e-books and e-audiobooks can be read by multiple users at the same time. Biblio also has books that can only be borrowed by one person at a time. If a book is on loan to another user, you can reserve it.

For more information go to the Biblio website.

Instructions for Ellibs

You can choose a loan period of either 7 or 28 days, but you may return the book before the end of the loan period if you wish.

An Ellibs e-book can only be borrowed by one person at a time. If a book is on loan to another customer, you can reserve it free of charge. You will be notified by e-mail when the book is available for reading. You are allowed a maximum of 5 books and 7 reservations at one time.

Ellibs’s language courses work on computers and tablets. You will find them by selecting Online resource from the Format drop-down menu. You can choose a loan period of either 7 or 28 days. Each course has only one user license. If the course is not immediately available, you can reserve it.

You will find further information about Ellibs on their website.

Instructions for Celia

If you have a print-disability and need accessible media, you can contact the library to register for Celia’s services.

You will find further information about Celia on their website.

Journals

Read newspapers and magazines online through ePress, PressReader and eMagz. All the services allow only a limited number of simultaneous users.

Instructions for ePress

Access ePress on a library computer or on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi.

Instructions for PressReader

Access PressReader on a library computer, on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi, or from home by logging in on the library website and following this link to PressReader.

Instructions for eMagz

Log in with your library card number and PIN-code.

You will need a continuous network connection. You will be disconnected after 15 minutes or at the latest of one hour inactivity.

Films and music

Instructions for Viddla

The on-demand film streaming service Viddla is now available at Vaasa City Library. Viddla has over 350 films ranging from classics to new releases and from documentaries to children’s films.

You can use Viddla with your library card and your PIN code.

You can watch a maximum of 3 films per month.

Browse the selection on the Viddla home page, or go to Films to search, filter and sort titles.

Click on the film’s title or cover to read more about the film.

To borrow a film, click on "Play movie".

Select Vaasan kirjasto in the drop down menu. Enter your library card number and your PIN code. Click on "Play movie".

You have 48 hours to watch the film before the loan period ends. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind the film, and watch it as many times as you like during the loan period. You can also switch to another platform and continue watching the film on another device.

You must be connected to the Internet during the entire film viewing.

The film will automatically return itself after the loan period has ended.

Viddla is available for private use within Finland. You can watch Viddla films on PC, Mac OSX-devices and Android-devices (version 6.0 or later). Viddla supports all common browsers, but we recommend Chrome. Chromecast is supported in Chrome browser on all platforms, but Smart-TV is not supported.

Instructions for Naxos Music Library and Jazz Library

Both services allow only a limited number of simultaneous users: Music Library 5 users and Jazz Library 2 users. If the maximum number is reached, you will not be able to access Naxos.

Enter the number of your library card without spaces and click on login. Follow the instructions on the Naxos website.

Please remember to log out when you are done to give access to other users.

Dictionaries

Instructions for RedFox

Access the RedFox-dictionary on a library computer, on your mobile device by connecting to the library WiFi, or from your home.